Thrice is a band that has developed a cult like following since it’s inception. The interesting thing about Thrice though is their evolution of sound throughout their records. They started with the sound of a punk band, then moved in a harder direction which gained loyalty with their fist pumping fans. The past three of Thrice’s records have shifted course yet again, moving in a more melodic direction, a bit more ambient but still with energy and power.
The thing about Dustin Kensrue, frontman of Thrice, is the dynamic of his voice. He can go from powerful yells, to harmonious ballads from one song to the next, carrying his rhaspy, unique voice throughout.
Major/Minor is the band’s eighth major release, and it’s good. Again, a different direction from their last album but in a direction that you want to go. Take a listen for yourself. Below is one of my favorite tracks from the album, ‘Treading Paper’, which has the most reminiscent of the old Thrice combined with the newer sounds.
Peter Wolf Crier is a band that’s been steaming here at The Noise Train headquarters the past few days and we’ve been digging the jams. Peter Wolf Crier is made up of Peter Pisano and Brian Moencheck and their sophmore album ‘Garden of Arms’ was just released last week. The album itself blends nicely but there is a range in the songs that gets you loving one, than loving another depending on your mood. A favorite of mine is ‘Krishnamurti’ which to me feels like their anthem song. A steady back beat to get your fists in the air with a jam to end the song. You can purchase Garden at Arms HERE.
Peter Wolf Crier is on tour now and will be coming through LA November 8th. Get tickets HERE.
And here is a video for ‘Crier’:
Lex Land just played a live set on KCRW this morning and we were blown away by her sound. She got her inital vocal training in Opera and has shifted over to rock/folk with a touch of pop. Her voice is beautiful. Breathy at times with a subtle vibrato, but a voice with control, power, and resonance.
Lex’s debut album, ‘Orange Days on Lemon Street’, in March of 2008. Orange Days held the #1 spot on the iTunes’ Singer-Songwriter chart for weeks following its release, and proceeded to earn “Best of 2008” honors from iTunes as well. Her new album ‘Were My Sweethart to Go….’ is out now.
Lex Land is performing tomorrow night in Los Angeles at The Echo.